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Jimmy Mak’s

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221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
(503) 295-6542http://www.jimmymaks.com/

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February 2017
$20 - $25

Charenee Wade (Early Show)

February 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! First Runner-Up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, Charenee Wade is a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator who is known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove. She received her degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her accolades include Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program where she performed her original music at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; being one of the talented four chosen for the Dianne Reeves Young Artist Workshop at Carnegie Hall; 1st Runner-Up in the Jazzmobile Vocal Competition; and being selected for the JAS Academy Summer Sessions, 2007-09, directed by Christian McBride. Charenee performs internationally and graces the stages of the Jazz Gallery, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy Coca Cola’s, the legendary Smalls and the Zinc Bar in NYC. With her 2016 debut album for Motéma Music, Offering, Wade pays tribute to the…

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$15 - $20

Charenee Wade (Late Show)

February 16, 2017 | 9:30 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! First Runner-Up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, Charenee Wade is a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator who is known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove. She received her degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her accolades include Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program where she performed her original music at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; being one of the talented four chosen for the Dianne Reeves Young Artist Workshop at Carnegie Hall; 1st Runner-Up in the Jazzmobile Vocal Competition; and being selected for the JAS Academy Summer Sessions, 2007-09, directed by Christian McBride. Charenee performs internationally and graces the stages of the Jazz Gallery, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy Coca Cola’s, the legendary Smalls and the Zinc Bar in NYC. With her 2016 debut album for Motéma Music, Offering, Wade pays tribute to the…

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$20 - $25

Ralph Peterson’s TriAngular (Early Show)

February 17, 2017 | 7:30 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! American jazz drummer and bandleader Ralph Peterson comes from a family with a history of being the best on the skins. In 1983, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as the second drummer, playing with him for several years. Over the years, Peterson has also played with jazz heavyweights such as Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Jon Faddis, Dewey Redman, Michael Brecker, Geri Allen, Gerald Cannon, Betty Carter, George Colligan, Stanley Cowell and Wynton Marsalis. But arguably his most impressive work has been done with his own trio recording under the name Triangular, who put out their first album on Blue Note Records in 1988. In early 2016, Peterson resurrected Triangular for only the third time in nearly 30 years with its new album, Triangular III, and this time being aided by the surefire musical chemistry of brothers…

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$20 - $25

Ralph Peterson’s TriAngular (Late Show)

February 17, 2017 | 10:00 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! American jazz drummer and bandleader Ralph Peterson comes from a family with a history of being the best on the skins. In 1983, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as the second drummer, playing with him for several years. Over the years, Peterson has also played with jazz heavyweights such as Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Jon Faddis, Dewey Redman, Geri Allen, Gerald Cannon, Betty Carter, George Colligan, Stanley Cowell and Wynton Marsalis. But arguably his most impressive work has been done with his own trio recording under the name Triangular, who put out their first album on Blue Note Records in 1988. In early 2016, Peterson resurrected Triangular for only the third time in nearly 30 years with its new album, Triangular III, and this time being aided by the surefire musical chemistry of brothers Luques and…

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$20 - $25

Kneebody (Early Show)

February 18, 2017 | 7:30 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Grammy® Award-nominated quintet Kneebody possesses a sound that is an amalgamation of explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous, no-holds-barred improvising. All “sounds-like” references can be set aside; this band has created a genre, style, and musical language all its own that allows its musicians to change tempo and key at the drop of a dime. Made up of keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood, Kneebody came together in Los Angeles in 2001, and since then, each band member has amassed an impressive list of credits and accomplishments over the years all while the band has continued to thrive and grow a dedicated fan base around the world. “There isn’t a handy term or genre for the music…

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$20 - $25

Kneebody (Late Show)

February 18, 2017 | 10:00 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Grammy® Award-nominated quintet Kneebody possesses a sound that is an amalgamation of explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous, no-holds-barred improvising. All “sounds-like” references can be set aside; this band has created a genre, style, and musical language all its own that allows its musicians to change tempo and key at the drop of a dime. Made up of keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood, Kneebody came together in Los Angeles in 2001, and since then, each band member has amassed an impressive list of credits and accomplishments over the years all while the band has continued to thrive and grow a dedicated fan base around the world. “There isn’t a handy term or genre for the music…

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$20 - $25

Ezra Weiss & The Monday Night Big Band

February 20, 2017 | 7:30 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Ezra Weiss is a critically acclaimed Portland-based composer/pianist who has released six CDs as a bandleader. Ezra has composed and/or arranged music for Billy Hart, Thara Memory, Leon Lee Dorsey, Stan Bock, and Renato Caranto, among others, and has performed with Billy Hart, Greg Bandy, Michael Philip Mossman, Antonio Hart, Thara Memory, Renato Caranto, and Dennis Rowland. He has led bands in many of the U.S.’s greatest jazz clubs including Dizzys Club Coca-Cola, Smalls, and Tonic in NYC; The Triple Door in Seattle; Jimmy Mak’s in Portland; and the Catalina Bar and Grill in Los Angeles, to name a few. Ezra has also composed music and lyrics to three children’s musicals, two of which were honored by TalkinBroadway.com as among the Top 10 Cast Albums in 2009 and 2013, plus he has been the winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award three times.…

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$20 - $25

Alan Jones Sextet (Early Show)

February 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! A Portland native, Alan Jones ranks as one of America and Europe’s most creative jazz drummers, bandleaders and composers. As a teenager, he toured with organist Count Dutch and saxophonist Jim Pepper prior to attending and graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Alan has studied with Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Jaco Pastorius, Roy Haynes and Billy Higgins, and this tutelage has helped him become the drum phenomenon that he is today. Alan has performed, toured and recorded with some of jazz music’s greatest artists including: Cecil Taylor, Bud Shank, Randy Brecker, Airto Moriera, George Cables, Esperanza Spalding, John Abercrombie, Lee Konitz, Ralph Towner, David Friesen and many others. When Alan isn’t conducting master classes and drum clinics all across the US and Europe, he is busy teaching jazz music to Portland youth via the Alan Jones Academy of Music, and innovative education system focused on personal…

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$15 - $20

Alan Jones Sextet (Late Show)

February 21, 2017 | 9:30 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! A Portland native, Alan Jones ranks as one of America and Europe’s most creative jazz drummers, bandleaders and composers. As a teenager, he toured with organist Count Dutch and saxophonist Jim Pepper prior to attending and graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Alan has studied with Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Jaco Pastorius, Roy Haynes and Billy Higgins, and this tutelage has helped him become the drum phenomenon that he is today. Alan has performed, toured and recorded with some of jazz music’s greatest artists including: Cecil Taylor, Bud Shank, Randy Brecker, Airto Moriera, George Cables, Esperanza Spalding, John Abercrombie, Lee Konitz, Ralph Towner, David Friesen and many others. When Alan isn’t conducting master classes and drum clinics all across the US and Europe, he is busy teaching jazz music to Portland youth via the Alan Jones Academy of Music, an innovative education system focused on personal…

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$20 - $25

Bridgetown Sextet

February 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Over the past decade, Portland’s own BRIDGETOWN SEXTET has become a pillar of the Pacific Northwest’s robust vintage hot jazz and blues scene. The ensemble performs authentic, energetic roots jazz from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, with a sound evoking Creole New Orleans, the stomp of prohibition-era Chicago, and the tight swing of depression-era Manhattan. The group recaptures the combustible feel of these early jazz innovations with a unique, original sound that moves beyond the tenets of preservationism. While the band’s most recent disc, 2015’s Stomp Defined, stands as a quintessential representation for the vintage jazz and swing renaissance exploding across the globe, the Sextet’s live show is where they truly glow, full of astounding precision and impeccable musical timing that must be seen to be believed. For this special Festival appearance, the Sextet will be joined by special guest saxophone wizard Devin Phillips for a rip-roaring…

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$20 - $25

Craig Taborn Quartet: Keyboard Misterioso (Early Show)

February 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Pianist, organist, keyboardist and composer Craig Taborn has become a mainstay on the renowned jazz label ECM Records. Taborn has a range of styles, and often adapts his playing to the nature of the instrument and the sounds that he can make it produce.  He started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by a wide range of music, including by the freedom expressed in recordings of free jazz and contemporary classical music. To this date, Taborn had released six albums under his own name and appeared on more than eighty as a sideman including collaborations with Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Douglas, Michael Formanek, Drew Gress, Evan Parker, Christian McBride and Dave Holland.  In 2011, DownBeat chose Taborn as winner of the Electric Keyboard category, as well as Rising Star in both the Piano and Organ categories. Likewise, JazzTimes…

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$15 - $20

Craig Taborn Quartet: Keyboard Misterioso (Late Show)

February 23, 2017 | 9:30 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Pianist, organist, keyboardist and composer Craig Taborn has become a mainstay on the renowned jazz label ECM Records. Taborn has a range of styles, and often adapts his playing to the nature of the instrument and the sounds that he can make it produce.  He started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by a wide range of music, including by the freedom expressed in recordings of free jazz and contemporary classical music. To this date, Taborn had released six albums under his own name and appeared on more than eighty as a sideman including collaborations with Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Douglas, Michael Formanek, Drew Gress, Evan Parker, Christian McBride and Dave Holland.  In 2011, DownBeat chose Taborn as winner of the Electric Keyboard category, as well as Rising Star in both the Piano and Organ categories. Likewise, JazzTimes…

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$20 - $25

Aaron Parks Trio (Early Show)

February 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Aaron Parks is a jazz piano virtuoso and rising young star from Seattle, Washington. Parks studied at the University of Washington at the age of 14 as a double major in computer science and music. At 15 he was selected to participate in the GRAMMY® High School Jazz Ensembles which inspired him to move to New York City and transfer to the Manhattan School of Music. During his final year he began touring with Terence Blanchard’s band, recording three albums with him for Blue Note Records, including the Grammy® Award-winning A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina). Parks has also toured with Kurt Rosenwinkel, plus he has recorded seven albums as a bandleader and dozens of credits as a sideman. He is also a member of James Farm, a quartet featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer…

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$20 - $25

Aaron Parks Trio (Late Show)

February 24, 2017 | 10:00 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Aaron Parks is a jazz piano virtuoso and rising young star from Seattle, Washington. Parks studied at the University of Washington at the age of 14 as a double major in computer science and music. At 15 he was selected to participate in the GRAMMY® High School Jazz Ensembles which inspired him to move to New York City and transfer to the Manhattan School of Music. During his final year he began touring with Terence Blanchard’s band, recording three albums with him for Blue Note Records, including the Grammy® Award-winning A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina). Parks has also toured with Kurt Rosenwinkel, plus he has recorded seven albums as a bandleader and dozens of credits as a sideman. He is also a member of James Farm, a quartet featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer…

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$20 - $25

Descarga for Monk & Diz (Early Show)

February 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm Descarga for Monk & Diz is a special program dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie with a flamenco and Latin jazz twist in an exclusive For Portland Only experience. Seven-time Grammy®-nominated percussionist and 2013-2014 SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He is known for his innovative use of Afro-Latin traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music, and has earned him accolades as a performer, composer, radio programmer, and record producer whose career has spanned four decades. He has performed and/or recorded with multi-generational masters such as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Max Roach, Bobby Hutcherson, Buenavista Social Club, Billy Cobham, Zakir Hussain, George Cables, Joe Henderson, Regina Carter,  Jon Faddis, McCoy Tyner, Poncho Sanchez, Omar Sosa, Ignacio Berroa, Tootie Heath, Art Farmer, Larry Coryell, Pedrito Martinez, Arturo…

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$20 - $25

Descarga for Monk & Diz (Late Show)

February 25, 2017 | 10:00 pm
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm Descarga for Monk & Diz is a special program dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie with a flamenco and Latin jazz twist in an exclusive For Portland Only experience. Seven-time Grammy®-nominated percussionist and 2013-2014 SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He is known for his innovative use of Afro-Latin traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music, and has earned him accolades as a performer, composer, radio programmer, and record producer whose career has spanned four decades. He has performed and/or recorded with multi-generational masters such as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Max Roach, Bobby Hutcherson, Buenavista Social Club, Billy Cobham, Zakir Hussain, George Cables, Joe Henderson, Regina Carter,  Jon Faddis, McCoy Tyner, Poncho Sanchez, Omar Sosa, Ignacio Berroa, Tootie Heath, Art Farmer, Larry Coryell, Pedrito Martinez, Arturo…

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